Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween from my Barber Shop Boys!!!

These are my little guys, Jack & Sam.  For those that know me, costumes for my kiddos are a huge part of Halloween.  I am always planning them out months in advance.  Since the mustache craze is so big right now, I knew I wanted to incorporate them into the boys' costumes.  Back in July, I saw these straw hats and totally started thinking barber shop quartet.  Since I only have 2 boys (not 4 thank goodness!)  I decided that they could be a barber shop duet.  Yeah, that would work.  After researching the internet long and hard for the accessories, I came accross these adorable red/white striped vests on etsy.  Jennifer of  The Little Dressing Room has impeccable sewing skills.  I absolutely adore the way the vests look and fit my boys.  The polka dot ties are from The Belle & The Beau.  If you have boys, they make the coolest ties for boys in the trendiest fabrics out there.  The costumes were coming together nicely.  Black shoes check.  Black pants check.  White oxfords check.  Red/black arm garters check.  I still needed the much coveted mustaches for the boys.  I kept thinking, what could I use that the boys could deal with and not tug and play with all night?  Paint no.  Furry sticker staches no way.  Black sharpie tried it....smears & toxic.  Then it hit me...temporary tattoos!  Okay, so then I was on the quest to find them.  Shockingly enough they are practically nowhere to be found.  Everything I came accross were the fingerstaches only.  They are tiny tattoos that you place on your index finger and hold up to your lip.  Cute, but not what I needed.  Eventually I came accross Brittany's etsy shop, Love Stitched.  She was so kind to create some larger 2" ones for my kids and they turned out perfectly.  So if you are ever in the market for life size temporary tattoo staches, now you know where to go!

I hope everyone has had a safe Halloween.  My boys have finally drifted off to sleep after their sugar high!
Thanks dearly for stopping by!

15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! They are soooooooooooo ADORABLE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Soooo cute...You did a great job with their costumes!!

Megan Aaron said...

omg they are so cute!

Laura Evangeline said...

Ahhhh! They are way adorable!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Wow !!!! They are so adorable ans cute too!!!
This is my first time in here and I love everithinh I saw in here so many gorgeus creations!!I´m follow now.
I wish a great week.
Kisses and huges
Cynthia

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Thanks for the smile - they are just too cute!

Briana Johnson said...

oh my word! Those are the CUTEST costumes I have seen this Halloween! OMG, adorable! you're so creative!

Lynn Stevens said...

oh my gosh are they ever darling!!! Love your little Halloween crows too.
Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and best of luck
Hugs Lynn

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh this is such a cute pic!!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Totally worth the effort- the outfits are awesome and your boys are SO CUTE!!! Very original- plus you helped fellow crafty people out with your shopping- huge plus!!

Chrissy said...

The look so handsome and adorable, Amy! Haven't visited you in a while. I hope you are doing well and enjoying the Fall! Take care girl!

Brittany@Love Stitched said...

Amy these tattoo's were PERFECT! oh my gosh your boys are just too cute! I am so glad I was able to make the tattoo's larger for you! Thank you so much for sharing the pics with me!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGOODNESS! Your boys are precious! What fabulous costumes, Amy! These are the best costumes I have seen in I don't know how long!

Sandy Michelle said...

Eeeek what amazing costumes!!! Have a great Thanks Giving with your family!

Sandy xox

Jules said...

Not sure if this blog is still active, but where did you get the hats?